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Tasmania's top fishing spots


Every year the Inland Fisheries Service (Tasmania) surveys recreational fishing licence holders to gain an insight into the number of anglers fishing particular waters, the catch rate and total harvest for each species, and angler effort*.

Hydro Tasmania waterways made up 10 of the top 15 most popular fisheries in 2016-2017, as listed below. The total catch rate is for all species combined: brown trout, rainbow trout, brook trout and Atlantic salmon.
 

Click on the name of our waterway to take you through to the interactive map, where you will find a list of facilities and amenities as well as regulations and safety requirements. Have a good day’s fishing on us!

Ranking  Lake  Catch rate
(fish per angler per day)
Angler numbers 
 1 yingina/Great Lake  1.57 6 736 
 2 Arthurs Lake  0.75 4 428 
 3 Woods Lake  1.92  3 617
 4 Penstock Lagoon  1.82  3 586
 5 Bronte Lagoon  1.48  2 806
 6 Little Pine Lagoon  0.61 2 446 
 7 Tooms Lake 1.38  2 370
 8 Four Springs Lake  1.53  2 152
 9 Bradys Lake  0.51  1 465
 10 Craigbourne Dam  0.33  1 465
 11 Lake Leake  0.99  1 153
 12 Lake King William  3.66  1 122
 13 Lake Echo  2.98  1 029
 14 Lake Augusta  1.93  935
 15 Brushy Lagoon  1.16  904


The above ranking is based on results from the 2016/2017 Angler Postal Survey. 

* Further information about the Angler Poster Survey (APS) is available in the IFS Annual Reports which can be found on the IFS website.

© Hydro-Electric Corporation 2018